Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Stamp of the Month BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring April's Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “My Sunshine”, a set of 8 stamps.
Take a look at this ADORABLE set!!


If you have come here from Michelle’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here HERE

This month we have 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's stamp set!!  So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!! 


 I created my card by using Close To My Heart’s FABULOUS How-to book called Make It From Your Heart!  This card uses pattern # 21.

My Sunshine_April SOTM_card

The 2nd order of business (after choosing my card design)...I made SURE I had my Artiste Cricut cartridge  (LOVE this cartridge!!!) in my machine!  

I cut out the balloon AND the two different sized clouds!!!   (both images on page 70 of booklet) I LOVE when the stamp set I'm working with is Cricut compatible! J

By adding some stardust glitz glitter to the balloon, and using the 3D foam tape to give it some “pop”, it created dimension and feeling to my card. J
My Sunshine_April SOTM_close up balloon

I wanted to use the circle of words in this set, (I LOVE this group of words!) but I wasn’t sure how….UNTIL I decided to create a background with it!  It turned out a LOT better than I was expecting! Yay!!!

Also, take notice of the great wording “Have a nice day!”…this is just a sneak peek to what’s coming next month, in the EXCLUSIVE MAY Stamp of the Month stamp set.  (wink, wink)

My Sunshine_April SOTM_close up background

Chantilly paper X7163BDid you GUESS what designer paper pack I used on this card?? I only used one strip of designer paper, while the rest is cardstock...

But, if you said CHANTILLY - than you were correct!  A “pink, flowery” paper pack CAN be used for MANY different occasions AND creations! J

Products Used on this card:
Ink colors: Sunset, Outdoor Denim, Champagne, Buttercup

Now "Hop" on over to Vicki’s Blog to see her work!
Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30th!!! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set ONLY during the month of April for a 77% savings of just $5.00!!!
Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J
Phone/Text: 610-587-9116


  1. I love this card! The colors just say summer to me, and I hadn't thought to try to make that circle fill in a background. Great work!

  2. I love how you used the background stamping! The colors and lines in your card just work beautifully together. Gorgeous card!

  3. the glitter on the balloon looks super!

  4. I just love your color combo! So happy!

  5. Love how you used the word puzzle to create patterned paper! Also love your color combination. Great card!

  6. The use of the word circle as a background is brilliant! TFS

  7. The clouds give really nice dimension.

  8. Ok where to begin? I so love your take on this stamp set...first love the colors you how you used the center for the sun as a stamp for a background on the how you used that ribbon (which sends my virago spinning)cause it didn't make my spin-I think covering some of it up the distressed edges...and how you mixed papers!!!! beautiful

  9. Great idea using the circle stamp for a background...great color choice too!


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